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by Sara D
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: The Only Laura Nyro Performance You`ll Ever Need
Replies: 9
Views: 11532

Re: The Only Laura Nyro Performance You`ll Ever Need

Blair, it seems ridiculous that the CD isn't being released in the US. Yes, she was a uniquely talented writer and performer in her prime but one I've always found a tough sell among my family and friends, none of whom can stand listening to her recordings, especially when she's singing at or near t...
by Sara D
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: The Only Laura Nyro Performance You`ll Ever Need
Replies: 9
Views: 11532

Re: The Only Laura Nyro Performance You`ll Ever Need

The show Blair posted at the top of this thread has just been released on CD and I've just seen it on Amazon UK.
by Sara D
Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: 'Searching Wind'
Replies: 6
Views: 289

Re: 'Searching Wind'

I see that 'The Searching Wind' is credited to the writing team of Heyman and Young. I wonder what their reaction was when they first heard 'The Fool On The Hill'? They couldn't have sued Lennon and McCartney for plagiarism because I'm sure we'd have heard about it.
by Sara D
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)
Replies: 1235
Views: 528158

Re: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)

While we're on the subject of Dionne Warwick's albums from the middle 60s, I still own my LP copy of 'Here I Am' bought second-hand in the 70s. I remember thinking that this track was a bit of a mess the first time I played it and then believing it was the most exciting record I'd ever heard a coupl...
by Sara D
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt to write foreword to new book
Replies: 10
Views: 1040

Re: Burt to write foreword to new book

Thanks Barry. Yes, I appreciate it was a subject you were going to have to broach with a great deal of sensitivity with the lady. I look forward to the book's eventual publication.
by Sara D
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt to write foreword to new book
Replies: 10
Views: 1040

Re: Burt to write foreword to new book

Anyway, I am going to speak with Anita tomorrow, and I will attempt to give you and the forum an answer. Yes, please do. Although I find it hard to believe, I suppose she might, just might, have spent the past fifty years in blissful ignorance of the error and you're the first person to raise the i...
by Sara D
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt to write foreword to new book
Replies: 10
Views: 1040

Re: Burt to write foreword to new book

The 'Reflect On The Hits Of Bacharach and David' is a nice album but the sad thing about it is the amount of time Anita Kerr and her singers must have spent on their otherwise lovely a cappella version of 'A House Is Not A Home' to make the harmonies sound as excuisite as they do, only to mess-up th...
by Sara D
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: How Does A Man Become a Puppet vs. She's Gone Away
Replies: 7
Views: 829

Re: How Does A Man Become a Puppet vs. She's Gone Away

No, the music and the words just aren't a natural fit. You've got to hand it to Ed Ames for recording not one but two albums of Bacharach and David material. He's still around at the age of 92, bless him.
by Sara D
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: I Say a Little Prayer Rehearsal Film from 1966
Replies: 5
Views: 740

Re: I Say a Little Prayer Rehearsal Film from 1966

One extraordinary fact about Dionne's I Say A Little Prayer is that it completely bombed in the UK and to this day is rarely if ever heard on British radio. Was it even released as a single in the UK? Even though I was only a child at the time I was forever listening to the radio and I can't ever r...
by Sara D
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Blast from the past
Replies: 3
Views: 459

Re: Blast from the past

Mark, when I said that Stefan Wesley had "disappeared" I didn't mean to imply that he'd, you know, disappeared from this world only that he was no longer conspicuous online. Certainly his Hitmaker Archive, the site that catalogued every known recording of Bacharach's songs, seems to have vanished wi...
by Sara D
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Blast from the past
Replies: 3
Views: 459

Re: Blast from the past

Yes Mark, for me at least Stefan Wesley's name is the most conspicuous. Sadly both he and his famous Hitmaker Archive site have long since disappeared.
by Sara D
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: New album in 2020?
Replies: 12
Views: 1227

Re: New album in 2020?

Of course there was a time back in the mid-60s through to the early 70s that a Bacharach album could sell 100,000 copies in the UK alone. Two of his albums, Hitmaker and Portrait In Music, went Top 5 in the UK album charts, the latter hanging around the charts for several months. I'm not sure if 'Po...
by Sara D
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: New album in 2020?
Replies: 12
Views: 1227

Re: New album in 2020?

I hate to start the new year on a downer but judging by his comments in recent years regarding the state of the recording industry I don't think we should expect a new album any time soon, if at all. I'll be delighted beyond words if he proves me wrong, but I won't be holding my breath.
by Sara D
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: La Belle Epoque
Replies: 2
Views: 836

Re: La Belle Epoque

.......Didn't we do a thread a few years ago on unexpected places to hear Bacharach records? Yes there was a thread dedicated to hearing Bacharach in unusual places, from BBC's Gardeners World using excerpts from the soundtrack of 'Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid' to me overhearing a group of sc...
by Sara D
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)
Replies: 1235
Views: 528158

Re: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)

I don't associate Harry Connick Jr. with Bacharach's songbook but I've just discovered this on YouTube. I'd forgotten how indebted to Frank Sinatra Connick's singing style is so I suppose it's inevitable that he'd cover one of the only two Bacharach songs recorded by Frank. https://m.youtube.com/wa...